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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements Requirements Declaration and Change of Major and Minor  

Declaration and Change of Major and Minor


Students are not admitted to the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) by major. Full-time students normally declare their major in the second semester of their second year, although some majors encourage students to declare even earlier in order to facilitate the planning needed for an appropriate sequence of the courses required to complete the major within four years. Part-time students normally declare their major by the time they have completed 60 credits. Declaration is done by submitting a major/minor declaration form, available online at https://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/major/major-declaration. Some academic departments may have prerequisites and/or require approval by an adviser.

Students who have not declared their major and minor by the second semester of their third year may not be able to complete all requirements and, thus, not graduate in four years.

A list of majors open to SAS students is included under the Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students in this catalog and online at https://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/major/list-of-majors-and-minors. Students are strongly urged to consult with an academic adviser and the specific departments offering the majors they are considering during their first year at SAS. Some majors, including many in the sciences and in world languages, require that courses be sequenced in a particular way, making planning during the first year critical to timely completion of the major.

Students are advised to consult Degree Navigator and department webpages for the most up-to-date information on the requirements for majors and minors.

In addition, certain bachelor of arts (B.A.) and bachelor of science (B.S.) majors offered in other Rutgers University-New Brunswick schools may require separate admission. These schools include: the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; the Mason Gross School of the Arts; the School of Communication and Information; the School of Management and Labor Relations, and the School of Social Work. SAS students completing these majors will receive a single bachelor's degree conferred by SAS in conjunction with the cognate professional school.

Prospective applicants to any of these professional schools at Rutgers University need to refer to the section of the catalog for the school of interest for specific application guidelines and a listing of the courses to be completed prior to application. All students should meet with an academic adviser to determine how the sequence of courses to be completed for application will affect their graduation from SAS if their application to the professional school is unsuccessful.

Change of Major or Minor.  Students wishing to apply for a change of major or minor should complete the appropriate form online at https://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/major/major-declaration.


 
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